Las Meninas (1656) is by far the most recognized and famous painting of Velazquez.

Las Meninas (1656) is by far the most recognized and famous painting of Velazquez.

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Besides the royal family, Velazquez also painted jesters and clowns of the court, such as "The Buffoon Calabacillas"

Besides the royal family, Velazquez also painted jesters and clowns of the court, such as "The Buffoon Calabacillas"

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Velazquez was a Spanish artist. He was born in 1599 and died 1660 at the age of 61.

Velazquez was a Spanish artist. He was born in 1599 and died 1660 at the age of 61.

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Diego Velázquez, Three Musicians, 1616.

Diego Velázquez, Three Musicians, 1616.

Velázquez was the lead painter in the court of Philip IV of Spain.

Velázquez was the lead painter in the court of Philip IV of Spain.

Velazquez was part of the movement Baroque, that is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear.

Velazquez was part of the movement Baroque, that is a period of artistic style that used exaggerated motion and clear.

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Diego Velázquez main job was to paint the royal family and royal people.

Diego Velázquez main job was to paint the royal family and royal people.

Diego Velázquez painted Pope Innocent X in 1650.

Diego Velázquez painted Pope Innocent X in 1650.

After realizing his art potential Velazquez made a trip to Madrid.

After realizing his art potential Velazquez made a trip to Madrid.

The king challenged all the artist to a contest, Velazquez won and he became the kings painter and earned 300 20 ducats a month.

The king challenged all the artist to a contest, Velazquez won and he became the kings painter and earned 300 20 ducats a month.

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